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Song Released: 1994

Estranged Lyrics

And I'm much too young
To let love break my heart
Young at heart but it's getting much too late
To find ourselves so far apart

I don't know how you're s'posed to find me lately
An what more could you ask from me
How could you say that I...

  1. anonymous
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    May 31st 2013 report

    It is a fact that this song is about Axl's son that drowned in their pool at their mansion.. He found his son in the pool dead and didn't know what to do so he went in complete shock and depression.
    "Estranged" was the last song of his first concert after the death and he ran off stage not finishing the entire song.
    Axl then tried to commit suicide several times but the memories of his son and his son's place in his heart kept him from going through with the suicide..
    It was on the Interview with Axl Rose right after this song was released

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 31st 2012 report

    estranged [ɪˈstreɪndʒd]
    1. separated and living apart from one's spouse

    In my opinion:

    What Axl is trying to say in this song; it's the loss from a person who he used to love a lot; however the still has a link with her, even though he gave everything to her, he no longer feels empathy from her.

    Axl feels lonely and like the time is ticking and he's still talking to himself while he thinks of what could have been in his sentimental relation.

    In some way, he tries to express bipolar feelings, suddenly his world comes down because of his relation. He tells he will find "another way" (Suicide) "or day", therefore with his multiple emotional seasons, maybe he will find his soulmate.

    From feeling extremely well, he then goes to the real world, "he doesn't talk too loud, or walk so proud"... suddenly nothing has a meaning in his life, he feels lonely and depressed. So the "cold heartbeaker" (You could be mine) gets his heart broken.

    Axl tries to get out of this sadness. even though his friends there were for him, and told him the storm was coming he didn't care...

    Axl says he will find a girl like the one he lost so now he will solve problems on his own.

    In the end, he expresses how he never wanted to end this relation. Definitely Axl was on a very sad mood of his life.

    ..He was seeing Divorce coming...


    Lo que Axl trata de expresar en esta cancion, es la perdida de una persona a la cual el amaba demasiado; y sin embargo aun tiene un tipo de vinculo con la persona, a pesar de que el le entrego todo lo que pudo a dicha persona, no siente un tipo de empatia o afecto de la otra persona.

    Axl se siente solitario y que el tiempo corre y sin embargo sigue hablando consigo mismo mientras sigue pensando en lo que pudo haber llegado a pasar en su relacion.

    En cierta forma tambien expresa un tipo de bipolaridad, donde de sentirse el rey del mundo, de pronto se le viene el mundo abajo, a causa de la relacion sentimental. Argumenta que encontrara "otra forma" (suicidio?) "o dia" y que con las multiples temporadas emocionales de su vida quizas algun dia encontrara a la mujer adecuada.

    De sentirse exageradamente bien, pasa al mundo real no habla tan fuerte ni camina tan orgulloso y ya para que? (De cierta forma expresa depresion porque le rompieron el corazon al "frio rompecorazones" ("You could be mine")

    Axl el pretende salir de su depresion por si mismo, aun cuando vio venir que se avecinaba la recaida.

    Expresa que nunca encontrara a alguien como la mujer que perdio y tendra que solucionar los problemas por su cuenta.

    Al final, expresa como nunca quiso haber muerto. Definitivamente se encontraba en una etapa deprimente de su vida. Dice "Realmente nunca quiso matar esa relacion sentimental."

    ....Creo que presagiaba el Divorcio...


    Mark y Jazmin

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